There is a little joke about a drinker who sold his wife for drink and soon he was crying about it. Someone enquired whether he regretted his action and was feeling remorse. Had he discovered that he loved her and wanted her back? He replied that he did want her back, only because he was thirsty again and could sell her once more!!
Imagine you have a debilitating illness. The only way you can get better in the long term is to exchange your partner for a cure. If you don't, you would only live a few years. So, what do you do when you love someone but love yourself even more?
Do you exchange the partner you love, adore and can't do without for a few more precious years or do you take whatever comes together?